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Old 02-28-2007, 08:24 PM
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Mowing, mulching, Bush trimming, edging, small tree transplant, small tree trimming and cutting down of and any odd job basicaly. I did a little landscaping last year and now im trying to get more clients.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:17 PM
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mine is $55 an hour.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:28 PM
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How long did it take you to establish that price? did you start off small?
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:30 PM
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I was wondering if you can list your average response rate for begining of season flyers. I am looking to put out 10,000 strategicly and am trying to figure how many accounts i can plan on getting. I am a new start up company and am trying to build my business in many different ways. But our first marketing step is flyers and maybe some door to door residential sales. Tell me if you have any advice or ideas for me. I live in ohio and there is still snow on the ground so i am a little weary about the flyers till the customer can see green.
1-2% is about right for response but you need to close those 100-200 phone calls. Make sure your price is right...if everyone is excepting than there is a problem.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:27 PM
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i started off almost 4 years ago at 40 an hour...that didnt last long. bumped it to 45 a month later. the next year went to 50, now im at 55. yes, definately need to close those calls. it doesnt matter how many of them call you, its how many say yes to your price.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:45 PM
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i charge $65 an hour, but make sure you give the customer a full price including materials and not tell them your hourly rate. so if you think it will take you 2 hours to do the job i.e. i chagre 65 per hour 65x2=130+material cost= grand total you charge
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:50 PM
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Well then like 25-30 is realy cheap. Because i was charging 20 last summer. Im only 18 so i got a lot of time to develope if i stay motivated.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:59 PM
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i was 19 when i started and i was 40 an hour...so you need to bump up.
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:03 PM
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the way i figured my hourly rate was i took how many yards i could cut on average in 1 hour, which for me is 2. then times that by how much i would make on average with the yards, which for me is $60-$70. thats an easy way to figure an hourly rate
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:03 PM
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Ya I will do that. How do you handle the customers that u already did work for for 20 an hour?
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